Archive for December, 2012

Go Beyond the Surface: December 2012

Posted on December 12, 2012 by Jared

Thank You!

As 2012 comes to an end, we’ve been reflecting on all the amazing people and projects we’ve had the pleasure of working with this past year. And all we’ve got to say is: Thank YOU!

Vancouver – and all the way to Toronto! – has fallen in love with our eco-friendly surfaces. We couldn’t have asked for better earth-loving friends, from very talented designers, ultra green builders and homeowners with big visions.

Thank you for making it a great year at The Eco Floor Store – and helping make our planet a little bit healthier!

PNE Prize Home

Working with celebrity interior designer Jillian Harris, the building team at Britco, and the great people at the PNE on the PNE Prize Home was a blast.

PNE Prize Home, Ensuite

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The Dunlin Shore

Congratulations to Balandra Developments for being a 2012 Georgie Awards® finalist!

Dunlin Shore by Balandra Homes

The Dunlin Shore is a finalist in two categories: “Best Single Family Detached Home over 2,000 sq. ft. over $750,000” and “Best Single Family Kitchen under $100,000.”

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IDSwest Vancouver

We had a great time at this year’s IDSwest. It was a busy, busy weekend with a ton of great people. Our upcycled Finium FriendlyWall solid wood panels and reclaimed barn wood wall tiles were a huge hit.


The Marilyn Denis Show

At IDSwest, we met Andrew Pike. He fell in love with our eco-friendly surfaces… and brought them home to Toronto to be featured on The Marilyn Denis Show!

Best of IDS West - The Marilyn Denis Show

+ Watch the segment here

Grand Villa Casino in Burnaby

Planning on visiting the Grand Villa Casino this holiday? While you’re there, make sure to look for their new eco-friendly flooring!

Grand Villa Casino

We supplied 2,400 sq.ft. of black metal tiles and 2,300 sq.ft. of European White Oak engineered hardwood floors for their newly renovated eating area.

Vintage Hardwood FlooringVintage Christmas!

We’re excited to welcome Vintage Hardwood Flooring to The Eco Floor Store family. They’re a Canadian, FSC Certified manufacturer regularly featured on HGTV’s Make it Right.

+ Learn why they passed our green test

+ Take a look at our special Christmas pricing!

Supplier Profile: Vintage Hardwood Flooring

Posted on December 6, 2012 by Jared

Vintage Hardwood Flooring is one of our newest eco-friendly suppliers. Located in Toronto, Vintage manufactures beautiful hardwood and engineered hardwood floors using domestic and exotic wood species.

Before we make the decision to bring products to The Eco Floor Store family, we take the time to ask tough questions to make sure the products are environmentally friendly. Here’s a few reasons why Vintage fit the bill:

– Their stains are waterborne and contain no formaldehyde

– Their sealers and topcoats are 99% VOC free and contain no active volatile solvents

– Their pigments and dyes contain no heavy metals

– 70% of domestic woods used come within a 200 mile radius of their manufacturing facility and 90% come from a 500 mile radius

– They are an FSC Certified manufacturer and use FSC Certified wood for many of their products

– They have a great recycling program that recycles by-products and water

– Many of their products qualify for LEED credits

Vintage Hardwood FlooringWe’re excited to have Vintage be one of our green surface solution. The beautiful Solid Sawn Collection is extra special because 50% of the wood used is recovered from wasted wood that would usually go to a landfill. Select from Muiracatiara Tigerwood, Jatoba, White Oak and Black Walnut in a variety of colours.

Vintage Hardwood Flooring is also one of Mike Holmes’ suppliers on HGTV’s Make it Right show. Click here to watch the episodes that feature Vintage.

+ Learn more about Vintage Hardwood Flooring